Thai Kickboxing – Jiu-Jitsu – BJJ –  MMA – Mixed Martial Arts – Kids Karate – In Eden Prairie – Amazing Free 30 Day Trial!

Discover how we can help your develop true confidence, through knowledge in the mind, honesty in the heart, and strength in the body.  Our martial arts classes are developed for people of all backgrounds to reach their goals. We also help you take your health and energy to the next level…And we have classes in Jiu Jitsu – BJJ – Muay Thai – Kickboxing – Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Kids Karate Located conveniently at The Academy in Eden Prairie MN. Call Now (952)377-8111   Learn more…

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Fun Family Exercise

Learn how to stay away from screens, ipads, video games, etc… Build your family through martial arts training.  The process of goal setting, success, and learning life lessons from black belt instructors will give your child invaluable life-skills to put them on track for SUCCESS.  Get Started…

Learn With Eden Prairie Jiu Jitsu Black Belts

Affiliated with and certified by The Academy MN you will be training along side MN’s elite martial arts instructors. All as BLACK BELTS! Interested in Meeting Them ?….

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Bully-proof Your Child

Nearly 1 out of 3 children are the victim of bullying at some point. Help your kids prevent bullying before it starts by developing self-confidence in the ability to defend oneself  Therefore Let’s Learn how it works…

Of Kids Are Bullied
Of Kids Are Diagnosed with ADHD
Of Adolescents Are Clinically Obese
Can Be Sucessful

“Attention! Here’s The SECRET To Raising The Healthiest, Happiest Kids In The Neighborhood!”


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In addition to all of the awesome benefits you and your child can experience, we also offer 1 on 1 training, kids birthday parties, and summer camps. Our world class facility is a safe and sound playground for parents and kids alike! We train complete beginners through pros – you do not need experience to get started



The Academy Eden Prairie – Kids Karate MMA Ages 4-13

We use a blend of traditional and contemporary martial arts. Combining the traditional aspects of self discipline, focus, and determination with modern safe and effective training. Based in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu our program aims to have the best of both worlds. Our unique approach allows for anyone to develop at their own pace and reach there personal best at their own speed. Parents love our character development program. At The Academy Eden Prairie building moral character development, self-control, and instilling successful habits into your child though training is our number one goal. The training they receive in the process is entirely geared toward being able to physically protect themselves in multiple self-defense situations on the ground or the feet.
  • increased self-discipline
  • respect
  • focus
  • become immune to negative peer pressure
  • better grades in school
  • politeness
  • learn leadership skills
  • set and achieve goals
  • stay physically active
  • become stronger
  • lose weight
  • build more confidence
  • to stand up to a bullies
  • learn practical self-defense skills.

What is Karate MMA?

Our children’s martial arts program is called “Karate MMA.” Karate translates to, “empty hand,” and MMA stands for “Mixed Martial Arts”. Our program goal is to deliver all the desired character development benefits parents expect out of Karate while making sure every technique and drill they practice in class upholds the integrity of the combative martial arts giving your child their best chance to be bully proof and have real world self-defense skills. To make sure your child is developing total self-defense we teach a truly “mixed” martial arts curriculum teaching only the proven techniques from the most effective martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, Boxing, Judo and Wrestling. These are martial arts that have been proven time and again to be some of the most effective in real world self-defense situations, and are taught to and used by law enforcement and the military, and have been proven in martial arts competition including the UFC. Furthermore, we follow only the safest modern training practices. Your child will always have a highly trained and certified instructor/coach with them in their martial arts class. In addiction, your child will receive monthly life skills homework so that we can both monitor and help improve their path towards success!

Kids Karate Classes

Training at The Academy Eden Prairie students get to be a part of a tradition of safely training practical combative martial arts that are meant to work for self-defense, law enforcement, a fight, or competition, which is a philosophy and style of training that started over 20 years ago in 1992 at The Academy MN founded by Legendary Head Coach Greg Nelson.Kids Karate Classes

The Academy Eden Prairie – Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – 14 years & UP

Brazilian Style Jiu Jitsu has it’s origins in Japanese Judo, developed over the past century as a modern, safe, and effective training method. The goal of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu /BJJ is to controlling your opponent with submission holds. This method is favored by many law enforcement and military branches because it can require virtually no size or strength advantage to defend yourself or your family. There are some outstanding health benefits that come along with training BJJ – you can develop both your cardio respiratory system while also working on resistance type training. In addition, you can also make teammate friendships which will last a lifetime and hold you accountable towards your goals.
  • real world self defense
  • burn fat
  • gain flexibility
  • functional strength
  • stress relief
  • safe training

Training body and mind together is a difficult endeavor and it will be challenging and rewarding at the same time. If you want to get more – then you’ll have to do more. Boring work-outs beware – BJJ is made to MOTIVATE!

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The Academy Eden Prairie – Adult Thai Kickboxing

Muay Thai (Thai boxing) is the national sport of Thailand. It is also known as “the sciences of eight limbs” utilizing punches, elbows, knees, and kicks. More than just a striking art though, this style is also famous for its clinch (neck wrestling) used to control, off-balance, and take down adversaries. Using the whole body to strike, catch, and wrestle makes this one of the most comprehensive stand-up fighting systems in the world. Our safe training methods make this a full-body workout while learning effective skills in a fun environment.  Muay Thai Kickboxing has proven to be an excellent way for people to get in shape, lose weight, build confidence, and develop effective fighting skills. All fitness levels, experience levels, and ages (13 and up) are welcome! Call and schedule a free 1-on-1 lesson

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Coach Hayden Buckner
  • Muay Thai Black Sash
  • Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt
  • Trained & competed in Brazil
  • Karate Black Belt – 3rd Degree
Ishmael Bentley
  • Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu-Jitsu 3rd Degree Black Belt
  • Trained in Brazil
  • Kelly Johnson
    • Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu-Jitsu 1st Degree Black Belt
    • Trained in Brazil
    • Coach Justin Kratzke
      • Muay Thai Kru WTBA Certified
      • Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt
      • MMA Veteran Fighter & Coach
      Coach Matt Halverson
      • Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt

      Build Confidence By Learning What You are Capable Of.  When you or your child begin kids martial art classes in MN,  you are immediately introduced to the idea that “work first and results will follow.”  We don’t make it obvious because this is actually part of the system we use to teach. Once we have the ability to demonstrate what you are learning, then you then earn recognition for hard work and dedication. Why wait? Start today!

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      Contact Us

      The Academy Eden Prairie
      7116 Shady Oak Rd
      Eden Prairie,MN 55344

      Ph: (952)377-8111


      Discover how to develop true confidence, learn practical self-defense, and have fun getting into great shape!

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